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So when I replaced the master cylinder it sounds like the master cylinder I bought was faulty?

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Seem like that.

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I suspect your problem may be in the master cylinder area.?

Possibly the little rod behind the master cylinder ?

When you bled it, did the brake fluid pump out merrily ?

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